David Thanks for your reply, I did think this might turn in to an imposible task, but I am doing this for a friend, that was -dare I say born in Nottingham in June 1945. The information she gave me was very sketchy, but it is what she had been given by her mother. It is likely that Leicestershire may have been the county they were billited at, rather than Nottinghamshire, as they always tended to arrive and depart in jeeps, as if a long journey was involved, but again only speculation. The only other bit of probably useless information, was that after leaving the midlands he supposedly went off to the desert, but have no idea what that means. Would you say that there isn't much chance of finding any details on Joseph Foster?